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Anyone grow tobacco?

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Hispeedal2, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    I was just reading an article in the latest Backwoodsman that was about growing and drying your own tobacco. I like to smoke a pipe every now and then and it kind of perked my interest.

    I know tobacco has an insecticide quality which would also have benefit in the garden. Anyone plant tobacco for this property? What was your methodology and results?
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  2. gejoat

    gejoat Monkey+

    If you check with the Tenn. and Kentucky extension agents or state agriculture colleges they will be able to get you all kinds of info. As long as you just grow for yourself no problem but if you want to sell any then you have to go thru your state or tobacco organization to get an allotment "how much you are allowed to grow and sell" hope this helps if you want more info feel free to pm me.
  3. The_Quietman

    The_Quietman Monkey+

    I tried last year, could not get the seedligs right. Will try again next year.
    I've found several, reputable online seed sources with complete instrux for growing, harvesting, curing, etc.

  4. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    henry fields used to have a nice burly broadleaf tobacco for northern climates
    i grew it for a while, gave up cuz i didnt have a good safe place to dry it
    and wife kept throwin half of it away on me
    it did well up here in northern MI, just a few plants made an awful lot of leaves
    and yes, bugs dont hang out much where its growing
    but you have to watch out for tobacco mozaic virus
    it WILL wipe out your peppers and tomatoes
  5. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I have a close friend, also a prepper who doesn't even have a computer. He manages to talk others into doing searches for him and printing out the results. Yup, I am a sucker when it comes to doing an internet search.
    He and his wife smoke. He was interested in tobacco seed and growing and curing his own. He says for barter post SHTF. I know that is BS, and he just doesn't want to be without his evil weed, but what can I say.
    I found the info sources to be extensive, and seed easy to find. Just like I won't go to the store to buy your coffin nails for you, I wouldn't download and print the tons of data I found. I did give him a print out of the links to the sites that I found informative and had seed supplies etc.
    Maybe some of you are looking to grow tobacco from seed to barter post SHTF. If so, here are the links.
    Subject: seeds and growing info/sources

    <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top>http://www.seedman.com/Tobacco.htm se usa source plus growing info



    http://www.newhopeseed.com/tobacco/ tenn, usa

    http://www.coffinails.com/ uk source

    http://www.victoryseeds.com/tobacco/index.html oregon, usa

    http://www.eonseed.com/ davie, fl. ph (954) 382-8281

    http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/Nicotiana.htm ca, usa

    A google search of "tobbacco seeds" turned up 1,190,000 hits. This list above was gleaned from the first page of 10 entres. This ain't rocket science. Please peruse each site above. Alot of good info here. Tacmotusn

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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I was wondering it it would grow in rocky alaskan soil?
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Watch carefully with seed. By far the majority is hybrid.
  8. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Tobacco can grow in rocky soil but it is harvested as a burley tobacco instead of Gold leaf....
  9. skyking

    skyking Monkey+

    a couple of places I've had good results with their seeds


    http://www.howtogrowtobacco.<wbr>com/ excellent forum

    I come from a longgggg line of burley growers,the only place I never spent much time was in the top of the barn{ being a rather husky lad} it didn't seem the most healthy place to be working. I did use my size to it's most potential by working off the wagon handing it up.

    The grower is pretty much a dieing breed at least in the burley belt ,pretty much the same in the flu cured regions as well.
  10. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    If you ever worked in tobacco you know why it's a dieing breed.... I reccommend that all highschool truants and trouble makers be made to crop 10 acres of sand lugs without a harvester... Makes you want to go get as many degrees as necessary to make sure you don't have to do it all your life....

    (won't work with country kids tho... their daddies have been making them do this since they could first understand what cropping is....)
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